The Heritage 2020 'Discovery, Understanding and Identification' working group has recently published the findings of a study into collaborative working between heritage organisations and higher education institutions. The report is available here: Mapping collaborative interactions between Higher Education Institutions in the UK and the Heritage Sector.

The questions in this survey have been designed to get your feedback on the report findings and recommendations to strengthen work between the two sectors in the future.

The survey is anonymous. Data is collected through Survey Monkey (see privacy policy). The results of the survey will be made available to Heritage 2020 working group members and the Historic Environment Forum (under whose auspices Heritage 2020 is run). Heritage 2020 is managed by The Heritage Alliance and operates according to its privacy and data protection policies.


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* 1. Please select the category that best describes your organisation:

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* 2. In which region is your organisation based?

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* 3. Our report has identified relatively little heritage sector-university collaboration in relation to the historic environment (compared to museums and archaeological and otherwise defined heritage sites). Is this an area in which you would like to do more collaborative work?

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* 4. What would help you to do more collaborative work?

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* 5. Would you welcome facilitation from - for example: the AHRC, Historic England and/or the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement - in furthering your involvement in collaborative work in this area?

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* 6. What form of facilitation would you find helpful?

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* 7. Are you part of your regional Historic Environment Forum?

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* 8. If not - what is the reason?

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* 9. What forms of heritage sector-university collaboration are important to your organisation? Tick all that apply. 

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* 10. In what areas would you particularly welcome additional heritage sector-university collaborations? (e.g. research and mapping, co-design, digital expertise and audiences)

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* 11. What impact do you seek to achieve from HEI-Heritage organisation collaboration?

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* 12. What existing resources/materials do you draw upon in support of heritage sector-university collaborative working?

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* 13. If a toolkit were to be developed in support of heritage sector-university collaborative working, what would you like to see included?

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* 14. For respondents within the heritage sector: Does your organisation have any kind of mentoring or other form of supportive relationship - whether formal or informal - between an IRO heritage organisation and a smaller, sector organisation?

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* 15. If not, would you welcome such a relationship?

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* 16. Any additional comments on the report or its recommendations?

Thank you for completing this survey. If you have any questions or would like further information about this work please contact heritage2020@theheritagealliance.org.uk or see www.heritage2020.net

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